Trust the DJ?
You may ask, so what does this personal radio thing sound like? Or you may ask, what's up with your playlist -- I never heard any of those songs. Clearly, it's in the grooves ... that is, you must listen to know (or, you could read the Mix Manifesto to gain further insight). Or you can read some 'testimonials' -- comments that listeners have left regarding the shows they've heard ...
What they say:
I joined mix.dj and rolled out the BeatConscious show there beginning in March 2011. People started listening and leaving comments almost immediately ... here are some of the conclusions my listeners have reached (to find the full write-up for each show and a link to the set-list, click the titles above the comments):
A Chill in the Air:
Feeling ya on this .....very much a underground feel to this mix ........chilling with like minded people (without mobile phones)....this would sound wonderful on vinyl.....nice mix & wonderful mood...Dimsa recommends!!
Madamefly.... I like this smoooth groove that u just shared with me..Thank U from Minneapolis, Minnesota....I shared this with my wife and a hot cup of coco on a clear and chilli night....Stay chill Madamefly....
An Itch, Scratched:
nice lounge podcast ! one of the greatest i've listen to !!
It may sound disproportionate, but another mix from the queen of downtempo! Sorry, Gayle, but your band with in downtempo is so fantastic - you use old songs and new remixes in your sets! Really fantastic!
The third song from your lp - collection is great! Scratched, a fantastic work!
Great son to make love
Great, SuperB...one of the best Lounge mix ever.
Nice - Slow - Yet Erotic
This dj mix is a chef d'oeuvre
really cool music))) want to listen all the time)))
Crushin' on You:
excellent powerfull! wonderfull mix!! thank you
You always bring it! You have been one of my favs for years! Youre pics are true to your exclusive sound, I look forward to your mixes, as they always PROVIDE! XOXO
Great mix for relaxing and being with that special someone.
This is the flavor that attracted my attention of you on MixMeister Radio a while back. My steppers' mix elsewhere was inspired by that style that featured prominent backbeats at a decidedly slower tempo. I will have to dig into my bag of tricks to facilitate a method to download this Gem in spite of any obstacles - The Original Artists should be proud that their creations have been elevated to this level.
Make It Last:
Dude...lovin and mix and the groove. Much respect seen. Thanks for the sounds; it is very much appreciated.
big up.....massive massive tunes!!!
I Had My Reasons:
sometimes, i've need cool vibes in this bad world, very good selection, chillout and lounge, sometimes groovy, very good moment !
this new issue is simply amazing. Love the neneh cherry
Tribulation Dub - Dub & Dubber Vol. 4:
Damn.. See after 32 years of being a DJ
it's this kind of mix that inspires me. - Not the Paul Oakenfold, or
Tiesto. - Shit they can't touch this. - This is the art as it flows out of
you. - Original - Artistic. - Solid. - Spiritual...
strong...right from the very beginning. I might have to say that this is
the best dub mix that I have heard of yours...and I like them all. Keep up
the great work.
PM | DJ Lord Heyz
Today, 07:00 AM | mixnmeow
Jun 22 2011, 05:26 PM | mindofablakkman
Jul 5 2011, 11:29 PM | hacienda
Today, 12:12 AM | Primal Groove
very cool. you have an interesting style. totally what i look for when finding a mix to listen to, or making a mix...i want to be surprised. i don't want to know what comes next, i want it to be unpredictable. you totally get it.
Yesterday, 08:45 AM | floorex
Nice selection, very well done
Jun 12 2011, 10:13 AM | rmmrmm
There is a number of magic moments here - luv it...! And thanks for bringing in some eclectic tunes...and keeping it fresh on here...always a fan...
Jun 12 2011, 10:09 AM | Deejay
Trying to Quit:
Today, 07:36 PM | DJ Lord Heyz
Yesterday, 07:14 AM | Sandisco
This Little Habit:
Jun 9 2011, 10:54 PM | persisto
this is the most wicked stuff i ever heard.....keep going
May 26 2011, 01:06 AM | rmmrmm
Based on your other stuff I have just hit download and willplay offline - looking forward to it.
May 23 2011, 06:48 PM | Sinoku
very beautiful session, good!
May 23 2011, 11:58 AM | rapanuy
Wonderful music - thx for sharing this mix
May 22 2011, 07:19 PM | verpe
amazing mixx, congratulations dude
May 22 2011, 10:14 AM | bonero
nice voice, i nnever heard it.
May 21 2011, 05:32 PM | Voice of Silence
Jun 10 2011, 03:32 PM | Buddhagrass
Where I Am
May 11 2011, 02:41 AM | DJ kZuNa (KZN)
Great Mixing... You're still one of my favorite DJ's Glad to see you have a spot here now!
May 6 2011, 01:02 PM | outplacement
Jazzu lounche in love it!
one | May 6 2011, 08:14 AM | djdelmar
My Last Illusion:
Jun 5 2011, 10:20 AM | North coast cafe lounge
Excelent Lounge . Wonderful music and perfect cover too . Get more like this
May 1 2011, 02:36 PM | Lychee
very nice indeed, really loved it! In my favs
Some of my fav tracks right here! Cheers, Lychee x
Apr 30 2011, 10:13 AM | pmbks1007
illusions are sweet but dangerous in reality, however don't let it be your last illusion with your music mixes, there always sweet without danger
Apr 27 2011, 05:31 AM | fifilamour
very nice madame fly
Apr 23 2011, 02:23 PM | kib0924
Great music ~ Thank you very much!!
Apr 23 2011, 04:41 AM | AnEn1gma
Great lineup of artist on this mix, I really enjoyed it!
Apr 21 2011, 01:27 PM | rapanuy
Wonderful mix you got there
All I Got:
May 4 2011, 06:31 PM | ipetrov
with wine it is brilliant!
Apr 9 2011, 10:30 PM | artattoo
It's worth listening this nice compilation. Great job!
Keep it up - cheers.
Apr 9 2011, 09:16 AM | pmbks1007
hope you have "more"
wonderful mix, don't FLY away
Apr 8 2011, 03:29 PM | krissks
Très bon Mix. Merci
Apr 3 2011, 05:30 AM | Allstyle and co
Apr 3 2011, 05:17 AM | rmmrmm
This is great...love something that is chill but still edgey...great mix...this is no elevator lounge and thats just the way I like it - nice job....really.
Today, 01:12 AM | Ching7
Apr 24 2011, 02:52 PM | MarcAngelo
Love the play list! Some great artists here. Very nice vibe you have created.
Apr 23 2011, 01:44 PM | Remington
Excellent, love the tone and the groove.
Apr 16 2011, 06:15 AM | kib0924
Great music ~ Thank you very much!!
Mar 28 2011, 11:32 AM | radeks
smooth and chillin
Mar 21 2011, 09:39 AM | floorex
Original mix, of nice tracks
Jun 7 2011, 04:54 AM | fysh
[here there were many heart icons....]
May 31 2011, 09:41 PM | DJ kZuNa (KZN)
As soon as you dropped the talking heads I was into it... Classic!!! Great Technique smooth mixing and the track selection is great!
( I think I did that arm chop too hard LOL )
May 31 2011, 04:59 AM | jarvisbrown
Love the artwork (oh and the tracks)
May 31 2011, 01:51 AM | Deejay Angelo
very nice play list, "first arrival " is my favorite,
thank for sharing
May 30 2011, 06:56 PM | reyazt
Great Combination of tracks, i love the way a message is portrayed.......i will buy you a coffee if we ever meet!
May 30 2011, 08:03 AM | rapanuy
Great - I love the intro, a long time favorite
May 16 2011, 08:12 AM | rapanuy
How it Used to Be:
At one time, the MadameFLY show on Live365 was your best bet to hear any of the mixes you have discovered here that intrigue you. Beginning in November 2001, a new option opened up on the internet broadcasting band: MixMeister Radio. Dedicated to the proposition that MixMeister lets you do more with your music, this radio station features the work of DJs using the MixMeister software to create their mixes. Every variety of music was welcome and new mixes were added on a regular basis. MadameFLY am proud to have been associated with this skilled crew, and I invite you to check us out -- though mmRadio itself is no longer streaming, many of the hosts and DJs who contributed to the stations have gone on to other platforms like Soundcloud and Mixcloud and mix.dj, among others.
(For comments left by listeners to the mmRadio show, click here)
In addition, as you can see in the image above, mmRadio has a nifty "What's Playing Now" feature which lets you know the track title and artist of the currently-playing music ... brilliant!
You can also sample my sets via my station on Live365 by clicking this link: mybroadcast -- The stream is hosted by one of several websites devoted to making broadcasters of us all, even those of us who do not have the time, technical skills or hardware to serve our own broadcast stream to the world.
A note for those new to the game: Changing economic demands have led to the introduction of some fairly obnoxious commercial announcements on Live365 streams (unless listeners opt to pay for Preferred Membership which provides commercial-free streams.) These commercial announcements interrupt the mixes. If that turns you off, try MixMeister Radio which is commercial-free. But if you want to give it a try, and see what's playing on L365 right now, check out the Live365 Stream page.
June 2007 CRB Royalty Update -- and Day of Silence info:
[Continued from the home page]:
Tuesday, June 26th -- Day of Silence. Of course, I'm talking about the attempt that will be made by webcasters who are under the RIAA royalty gun to help all internet radio listeners comprehend just what they will be missing if the music industry coalition of major labels, RIAA and SoundExchange succeed in imposing punitive royalty rates on independent webcasters ... rates that would in most cases meet or exceed the total of any monies these webcasters receive for their radio broadcasting efforts.
As you may be aware, many webcasters are simply people who love music and love the sensation of introducing people -- strangers! -- to all their favorite tunage and, in the process, creating new music lovers who will be new music buyers as well. You could call us hobbyists ... though that can sound a bit dismissive ... but what you generally can't call us is businesses. Certainly not in the sense of selling products (or selling advertising) and making a living (or, indeed, any income at all) from our efforts.
Let's take me, the example I know best. I've had a station on Live365 almost since the first day it appeared on the internet ... Unlike a lot of other folks who became L365 broadcasters in the early years, it was never my intention to use my station as a run-up to the big time (e.g., making the leap to commercial play over the internet or eventually leaving to join a terrestrial station.) All I knew was that hip people had introduced me to music that I simply loved and I wanted to do the same service for others ... and Live365 let me do that, legally, while taking on all the technical duties for me.
As Live365 went from being a free service for webcasters to requiring an annual payment (they needed a business model that would support the royalties put into effect at that time) they also instituted a modest rewards program for broadcasters. Their most generous payment is awarded as a One-Time Bounty when a new VIP Member listener subscribes in order to gain access to -- or show support for -- the broadcaster's station; that reward is one dollar and fifty cents. There is also a subscription share program that shares-out money from the subscription income among eligible broadcasters (you can read details on calculation of these bounties here: http://www.live365.com/broadcast/rewards/).
So, you figure I'm livin' large, right? Well, in May 2007, I earned eight cents. In June, because some sweetheart out there got a VIP subscription that I got credit for, I've earned $1.56. I figure that, over the five or so years that the program has been in effect, I have probably earned $50 max. Well, I see you thinking, with all that dough rollin' in, how could I possibly object to paying $500 a year minimum in royalties, up from around $280/year average since 2001? After all, lots of people pay far greater sums for their hobbies ... boating, fishing, golfing, gambling, cars, horses, fine wines, stamps ... you name it, they all cost plenty. So what's my problem?
Well, first, that I don't make enough to have such an expensive hobby ... I don't make enough either from the hobby or from my RL job (in that world we live in where middle-class wages have been stagnant for 20 years, neither do you, probably.)
Secondly, I don't play Top 40, mainstream artists, and independent research has verified time and again that the people collecting the royalty monies from internet radio air play are not distributing those royalties to all recording artists based on their actual air play ... many independent artists are written off as "not able to be located" and their money is sequestered and redistributed to those artists who can be found (50/50 to label and artist ... oh, and that is AFTER the RIAA / SoundExchange "administrative costs" have been taken off the top. If you know anything at all about contracts that specify meeting operating expenses before distributing income, then you know that far more money goes to the RIAA / SX axis than they have earned.) So, the system is broken and I very much dislike having a contribution to it extracted from me by force.... I dislike it much more than I would if I had to pay exactly the same amount of money, but I got to hand out the checks myself to the specific artists whose music I had played.
But that's just the story of one little person (moi!) ... everyone's story is different, and I urge you to visit Live365 or other webcast sites that have open forums, and get acquainted with these stories yourself. Join me and Tepmix on the BeatMixing / MixMeister Community forums, where we have an on-going conversation about this topic, with interesting facts for you to consider.
And, finally, please bear
with us through the Day of Silence -- June 26th -- because we're really
doing it for you -- so you will have the chance to recognize that your
freedom to choose the music you listen to is being taken away, station by
June 2004 update: A word about Preferred Member status on Live365 ... for about $4.00/month, you can hear not only the BeatConscious stream, but something like 10,000 other streams ad-free on L365. Ah, but ... full disclosure here: if you become a Preferred Member using the link below, not only will you listen ad-free, but I'll get a kick-back from L365 that helps defray my cost to broadcast. This has been the case for a while now, but I hadn't actually paid much attention to it ... I tend to broadcast from L365 rather than listen to it, and it didn't use to cost all that much to have them host the show ... but that is changing (so what else is new?) Going forward, it might actually be a good thing if I raked in a few Preferred Membership credits, rather than skimping on food, clothes and new CD releases.... Well, OK, I'm exaggerating. Nonetheless, here's that link for you to consider:
OK, so whether you go Preferred or not, you may have a question regarding the stream ... you may wonder:
What Am I Listening To? Unlike mmRadio, my L365 station doesn't have the capability at present to display the individual track titles of a mixed set (most broadcasters at L365 are playing the tracks unmixed). If you want some idea of what you are listening to, please bookmark my MixedSets Playlist page. Mixed sets are listed in the order they were created ... since Live365 displays the name of the mix, I would suggest going to the playlist page and using the FIND function (CTRL+F plus the word you are looking for) to search the page for the name of the mix currently playing.
If you visit the Live365 website instead of using the link above, you can also find my broadcast by entering "madamefly" in the search box, and clicking the search button .... my stream, MadameFLY's Nightlife, should be the result; click on the listen icon to open the playlist and your audio player (you must have some audio player, such as the one provided by Live365, or WinAmp, Real Audio or MusicMatch Jukebox installed to hear any streams on Live365.com. If you become a Preferred Member, you get a special player to use.)
Keep in mind
that you will hear whatever is in the stream at that moment; you can't make a
"request" for a specific set (this is also true for MixMeister Radio.) At present, I have
over 15 hours
of music available for your listening pleasure on Live365, and a
steadily-increasing presence on MixMeister Radio -- you can't miss!
WHY would you want to listen to the BeatConscious show? I
guess some testimonials would be in order ... First, from a few of the
other DJs in the MixMeister community...
PERFECT WEATHER FOR RELAXIN'
BLUE SCIENCE: BRILLIANT MOMENTS IN DRUM'N'BASS:
CREAMY FOR ME, PLEASE:
BLURRING THE EDGES (420 WAYS):
PEACE INSIDE YOUR SKIN:
And then there's the feedback from the Live365 listeners....
First of all, I'd like to thank you for your great mixes. I'm a fan of MadameFLY's on Live365.com and was looking around your site to see if there are any ways to get your mixes on CD. Please let me know if you burn the mixes or if there is another way to get my hands on them. Thanks again.
|Do That Music|
|The MixMeisterRadio Mixes|
These mix styles are the vehicles for MadameFLY's personal radio mixes. Details on some of these personal radio mixes can be found on the BeatConscious Style Guide example pages ...
Enjoy the cover art, too.
For other opportunities to sample these mixes, please contacct me via email to "talkback" *at* BeatConsciousDotOrg (and please excuse the current spammer dodge ... )